Melissa Hartman

How To Self-examine Your Breasts

Regular self-examinations can be invaluable in preventing breast cancer yet according to health surveys only a small number of us do them regularly. Here’s how to do it. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. According to Cancer Research UK, more than 45,500 women were diagnosed with it in 2005 and around Click here to continue reading…

Clean Eating for Beginners!

Clean eating is not a new phenomenon, just ask your ancestors. Ahhhh 2013…we remember you fondly. We remember the food we ate fondly: sliders, fried chicken, BBQ wings, doughnuts, and, of course, the cronut. We feasted and we rejoiced on the latest delicious food trend. But then came the new year and with it, the Click here to continue reading…

Ten Reasons to Eat Figs

Figs are considered a healthy fruit that has been both consumed and used in the treatment of wounds since biblical times. It was in the year 1759 figs were brought to the United States. Figs are delightfully sweet when they are fully ripe. These plump little juicy balls of flavor taste great fresh, but they Click here to continue reading…

Contents and Health Benefits of Kiwi Fruit

The kiwi fruit is a native of China and became known to the western world only in the twentieth century. Its popularity has grown because of the many health benefits arising from its contents. Contents of the Kiwi Fruit The composition of kiwi fruit includes essential nutrients. Kiwi fruit contains many Vitamins like E and Click here to continue reading…

How stress makes you fat

You know the feeling: It’s 5 pm. You’re eons away from finishing a project at work, but you promised a friend you’d be at her birthday drinks by six. Meanwhile, you haven’t called your mum in weeks, and you can’t remember the last time you cooked a proper meal. Stressed? You don’t even have time Click here to continue reading…

The Sinus Neti Pot: Origins, Use, Pros and Cons

Spring and summer can be stressful for those suffering from sinus pain and infection. Sinus symptoms include pain around the nose, eyes, teeth and a feeling of pressure behind the face. If you suffer from sinusitis or just some spring-time nasal congestion due to allergies, hayfever, and irritants such as dust and snow mould, you Click here to continue reading…

Eating Healthy Goes Further than Vegetables

The question of how to eat healthy is an important one that every family should evaluate. Eating “healthy” typically conjures up images of piles of steamed broccoli or munching away on a raw carrot. Buying healthy foods involves avoiding fat, cholesterol and eating more whole grains. In fact, there is more to eating healthy than Click here to continue reading…